Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday, May20, announced that the remaining SSLC, Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary examinations will be held from May 26. The examination timetable was announced earlier but some issues cropped in due to delay in getting permission from the central government.
“We have got the necessary approval from the Centre. The examinations will be conducted as scheduled. Necessary safety precautions and transport facilities required for the students will be arranged accordingly,” he told reports here.
Addressing a press conference, the Chief Minister also expressed concern over the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 proposed by the centre. He said that a letter was written to the Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh regarding the concerns of the state.
“If the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 comes into force, the state will not be able to continue the various subsidies being given to consumers through KSEB. The central government will have the authority to decide on the use of non-conventional sources of energy and also appoint the representatives to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission,” he said.
“As per the new law, the Distribution Licensee will be able to appoint franchisees in the State without the permission of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission. The provisions of the Bill would give more Centralised control on a subject that is in the concurrent list. Therefore I have asked the central government to have more consultations with the State on this subject”, Vijayan said.